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George
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Username: Ggenovez

Post Number: 26
Registered: 12-2005
Posted From: 24.0.68.122
Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2006 - 04:12 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ok,

What's the trick to drill a keg. I have a 7/8 hole saw. I tipped it over and every time the bit touches the sidewall it goes off to a random direction.

Any tips or tricks?

Thanks
 

Grizwold
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Username: Grizwold

Post Number: 21
Registered: 07-2003
Posted From: 71.113.24.156
Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2006 - 04:21 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Centerpunch
Pilot hole
 

Skotrat
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Username: Skotrat

Post Number: 1716
Registered: 04-2003
Posted From: 24.61.120.214
Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2006 - 04:28 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

BAH! on the counter punch...

buy a unibit

http://www.brewrats.org/keg101.html

Punches just seem like too much work


-Scott
 

Randy McCord
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Username: Mccord

Post Number: 545
Registered: 02-2003
Posted From: 216.174.177.177
Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2006 - 04:56 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

George, you are using an arbor and pilot bit with your hole saw aren't you?

I had no trouble with mine and a 5/8" hole saw.

As Skotrat posts, unibits are the way to go, but they can be quite pricy, but they last a long time and drill great. Need to get me one sometime.
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 4408
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.57.229.8
Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2006 - 04:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'd prefer a unibit, but they are indeed pricey. I've successfully drilled several kegs with a hole saw. Use a center punch and a smaller bit (make sure it's sharp) to drill a pilot hole. Go slowly and lubricate the hole as you drill. You shouldn't have too much trouble.
 

Skotrat
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Username: Skotrat

Post Number: 1717
Registered: 04-2003
Posted From: 24.61.120.214
Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2006 - 05:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey Now,

My unibit cost me $25 at Home Depot.

as far as tools go it is something that I will have to use for the next 40 years. Not a bad deal.

Hole Saws work alright as long as you take bills suggestion with the pilot hole and lubrication.

More often than not though you will end up with an oval hole from the hole saw when dealing with Stainless.

-Scott
 

dhacker
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Username: Dhacker

Post Number: 146
Registered: 11-2002
Posted From: 68.221.135.168
Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2006 - 05:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I've have both a Uni-bit and a set of Greenlee 'Slugbusters'. Either works great. If you know a decent electrician, he'll have the Greenlee's and probably punch a hole for the promise of a few bottles of brew.
 

Hophead
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Username: Hophead

Post Number: 1955
Registered: 03-2002
Posted From: 63.229.87.168
Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2006 - 05:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Go slowly and lubricate the hole as you drill."

Always good advice... :-)
 

Ken Anderson
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Username: Ken75

Post Number: 1334
Registered: 11-2002
Posted From: 69.168.141.10
Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2006 - 06:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

 

George
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Username: Ggenovez

Post Number: 27
Registered: 12-2005
Posted From: 24.0.68.122
Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2006 - 09:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ok. Had a blond moment. No pilot bit.

Worked just fine after that.

Thanks